Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Bagous frit

Bagous frit (Herbst, 1795)

on Menyanthes


The larvae tunnel in the lower, fleshy parts of the stems, that turn conspicuously brown. There also the pupation takes place.

host plants

Menyanthaceae, monophagous

Menyanthes trifoliata.


Univoltine; hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Benedikt, Borovec, Fremuth ao (2010a), Bosmans (2012a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1983a), Reinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 8.ix.2020